But now I'm nearly but to normal or what passes for normal these days.
I kep thinking about doing an applique quilt, someting quite traditional but my own design. I did a lot of displacement pottering around the house, busy doing nothing. Ideas wouldn't quite come.
Then Esther Aliu launched a BOM. After much umming and ahing I eventually bit the bullet and decided to trust her to come up with something I'd like. I still feel guilty for not doing something original to me but at least I'm doing something.
And insanely, I'm not just making one quilt, but two!
I'd seen people preparing applique shapes with starch and freezer paper and indeed have even tried it once before but this time I'm sold. I did make my freezer paper double thickness to give me extra stiffness to iron against and that helped a lot.
Whilst browsing the web I found someone using Magic Tape for positioning applique shapes for machine applique. Now this is wonderful, it doesn't move the piece one iota whilst positioning. Love it.